Colorado Building Statue To Honor World War II Hero

July 22, 2021
<p>Major General Maurice Rose, Commanding General 3rd Armoured Division, First U.S. Army, whose armour was first to enter the city of Cologne makes a radio check-up on the position from his jeep in a Cologne street, on March 6, 1945.</p>
<p>Major General Maurice Rose, Commanding General 3rd Armoured Division, First U.S. Army, whose armour was first to enter the city of Cologne makes a radio check-up on the position from his jeep in a Cologne street, on March 6, 1945.</p>
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Major General Maurice Rose, Commanding General 3rd Armoured Division, First U.S. Army, whose armour was first to enter the city of Cologne makes a radio check-up on the position from his jeep in a Cologne street, on March 6, 1945.

Colorado will build a statue to memorialize World War II Major General Maurice Rose. State lawmakers announced the project Tuesday. Rose was the highest-ranking Jewish soldier in U.S. history. He grew up in Denver with his family and was also a veteran of the First World War. One of the city's biggest hospitals is named after him.